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Wine IS simple. But only if that’s what you want from it.
Wine IS complicated. But only if you want it to be.
The Fountain of Youth was filled with wine.
Great wine ought to reflect the philosophy of the winemaker.
Scores are meaningless for 99.9999% of us. How do you put a number to the stuff you were drinking when she said yes?
If the winemaker is doing it right, he butts the hell out…until (and if) he’s really needed.
Hamlet, wine is bottomless. There is always something more to learn about the great ones.
Biodynamics may be a hoax. Or…it may be the best way so far to represent a proper relationship between farmer and earth. NOBODY knows what
terroir is. It’s ok to get emotional over a great glass. Wine likes that.
If anyone tells you you’re drinking the wrong wine, he’s trying to sell you something else.
Great wine changes over time. Not always for the better…but if you’re interested in the
interesting then the ride is usually worth the price of admission. Great Cabernet Franc is as sexy as wine gets.
Wine’s first responsibility is to be delicious.
The best wines appeal to the head, the heart, and…the loins.